Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...